Recent News Stories

A pair of commercial fishing vessels that sank in Jakalof Bay on Christmas Eve have been removed and transported to the Homer harbor. The vessels F/V Kupreanof and F/V Leading Lady were safely refloated last weekend by a team of experts.

The Alaska State Trooper involved in a fatal shooting near Homer last week has been identified as Trooper David Chaffin. Chaffin is a five-year veteran of the force who is stationed out of the Anchor Point post.

An Anchorage man and woman facing charges related to the shooting death of Anchor Point resident Demian Sagerser pleaded not guilty earlier this month. The Homer News reports that at a hearing September 13th at the Kenai Courthouse, 20-year-old Demarqus Green pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

Turning in a strong final run from Freddie’s Roadhouse to the finish line Sunday afternoon, Mitch Seavey took the top spot in this year’s Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race. Thirty teams finished this year’s race, from a field of 37 that left Kasilof Saturday.

Despite one member expressing “buyer’s remorse,” the Homer City Council narrowly approved spending $31,000 on an advertisement at its meeting Monday night. The eight-page advertisement will appear in the book “North to the Future."

One Homer based organization that is part of a national network has been assessing health needs in the community, and seeking ways to meet those needs.  It’s a mouthful - "Mobilizing For Action Through Planning and Partnership" - or MAPP, for short. 

More than a week after the 2013 municipal election, voters in Homer finally have official election results. A vote recount Tuesday confirmed that Bryan Zak and Gus Van Dyke were the two top vote-getters in a four-way race for the city council.

State fisheries managers say Cook Inlet salmon sport fishing will be managed conservatively for the 2013 season, a response to low king salmon abundance over recent years, a below-average outlook for the upcoming season and uncertainty over how quickly abundance may rebound.

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